Fantastic Gifts For Photographers 2019

Here's a roundup of some of the fantastic items available this year that would make amazing gifts for the photographer in your life. Inspired by our Christmas Prize Draw giveaway, there's something for every type of photographer so why not have a look and get some inspiration?

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ePHOTOzine's Christmas Prize Draw has returned this year, with lots of amazing photography prizes up for grabs - make sure you check out our Christmas Prize Draw page to enter all of the fantastic prize draws, with a special prize up for grabs on Christmas day too! 

Inspired by our Christmas Prize Draw this year, we've put together this list of gifts for the photographer in your life. No matter what your budget, there's something for everyone and if nothing else, the list should provide you with a whole heap of inspiration. 

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Nikon Z 50 + 16-50mm Kit Lens

C21 Z50 16 50DX  3
For those in the market for a new camera system, this DX mirrorless offering from Nikon is a fantastic choice. It has a 20.9-megapixel sensor, 11fps shooting with AF/AE and a 4K movie mode, making it an extremely-well equipped system for anyone looking to upgrade to a compact and lightweight camera body. It also features a tilting touch screen for easy adjustments. 

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Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 lens

AF 85mm f/1.4 F
Samyang's 85mm f/1.4 is a great short telephoto prime option for photographers using Sony FE, Canon EF and Nikon F mount cameras. It has a close focusing distance of 90cm, and a wide aperture of f/1.4 which provides exquisite bokeh for out of focus backgrounds.

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Benro 3XS Lite Smartphone Gimbal Stabiliser

Benro 3XS Lite Gimbal (11)
 

The Benro 3XS Lite smartphone gimbal stabiliser is the perfect gift for any budding vlogger. With 3-axis stabilisation, and an innovative folding design that means the gimbal is compact enough to be stowed away in a handbag or rucksack easily, is the perfect all-rounder and can be used with almost any smartphone. The 3XS Lite helps to create much smoother footage, and also has the ability to pan up and down and left and right. 

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Skylum Luminar 4 Software

Skylum Luminar 4

If you know anyone in the market for new editing software that doesn't need a monthly subscription to use, Luminar 4 may be the answer. Luminar 4 isn’t just another photo editor - it brings time-saving, creative photo processing to everyone in an easy-to-use approach. Skylum wants people to enjoy not only the taking of photos but also the processing of images, which is typically where many photographers have the most frustration. With Luminar 4, anyone can create a masterpiece. Plus you can also buy packs of effects to quickly and easily boost your images, like the skies pack featured in our image here. 

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Wacom Intuos Pro Small Tablet

Intuos Pro small

For creative photographers and digital artists, a pen tablet could help take their work to the next level. The slim and sleek Wacom Intuos Pro Small offers a well-balanced combination of technology, usability and ergonomics and has already been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Award for product design. It joins the Intuos Pro Medium and Intuos Pro Large to complete the line of creative pen tablets which provide a wealth of features and advantages to photographers, retouchers and digital artists who demand the very best from their creative instruments.

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Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 Lens

Samyang AF 14MM 2 Side
The Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 is an excellent choice for those looking to up their wide-angle photography game. It's available in Sony FE, Nikon F and Canon EF mounts. The lens is lightweight and offers quiet, fast and accurate autofocus, making it ideal to take on a day out shooting landscapes. It's an extremely versatile performer that can focus right down to 20cm, making it a valuable addition to any arsenal.

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Nikon COOLPIX P1000

Coolpix P1000
For anyone looking for a fantastic all-rounder camera with an amazing zoom, the Nikon COOLPIX P1000 could be just the ticket. Featuring a massive 125x zoom capability, and packing a 16-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, you'll be able to capture clear shots of a variety of subjects.  A bright aperture of f/2.8-8 throughout the zoom range means that the camera is a great performer even in low light. 

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Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3

Tamron 18 400mm Front Oblique View
The Tamron 18-400mm is the ultimate far-reach telephoto lens for DSLR users. It is a real "one lens does it all" - you can photograph everything from stunning landscapes and neon-lit cityscapes to detailed portraits and delicate flora. The ultra-telephoto range also makes it just as easy to photograph animals and sports and, with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9, you can even enjoy tele-macro photography. The 18-400mm also features a moisture-resistant construction, and VC (Vibration Compensation) making it a perfect travel lens.

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Vuescan Professional software

Vuescan

If you or someone you know uses a scanner to get your old photos onto a computer, then VueScan could make your life easier. It's a universal scanner software that's easy to use and can save your scanner from the scrapheap, as Mac computers no longer support scanners that don't have 64-bit software. 

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Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8

MF 14mm f/2.8 Z

For those looking for a third party lens to fit full-frame mirrorless cameras in Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts, Samyang has created the excellent MF 14mm f/2.8 prime. This lens is weather-sealed, and focuses down to 28cm, making it an extremely versatile performer. There's also a built-in petal lens hood to block stray light and maximise image quality.

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DxO Nik Collection 2 software 

Nik collection 2

If you know someone into post-production, Nik Collection 2 by DxO offers an impressive range of creative effects and innovative tools for total editing control. You'll find 40+ brand-new presets, advanced optical correction, support for HIDPI displays and the ability to use U Point local adjustment technology on RAW files. They're plugins, so will compliment Adobe or DxO software. 

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DxO Photolab 3 software 

DxO Photolab 3

Designed by photographers for photographers, DxO PhotoLab 3 Elite is the perfect tool for those with exacting standards who have a love for beautiful images. DxO PhotoLab 3 is the most advanced photo-editing software and with the latest version comes a new DxO ColorWheel, a redesigned repair tool, keyword management and a local adjustment mask manager. 

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Samsung 64GB EVO Plus microSD card with SD adapter

 Samsung memory cards

You can't go wrong with a memory card as a stocking filler for a photographer. Samsung's EVO Plus microSD memory cards are compatible with a wide range of devices such as smartphones, tablets, PCs, sports cams, drones, Digital SLR cameras and camcorders and you can also capture detailed 4K UHD video without any glitches. The included SD adapter fits most devices under almost every brand name while preserving all of EVO Plus’ outstanding speed and performance.

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Affinity Photo software + Affinity photo workbook

Affinity Photo

Affinity Photo is another fantastic software option for those that want a quick and easy workflow without a monthly cost. Version 1.7 was recently released for the software, offering huge performance improvements, an upgraded brush engine and a raft of new features. There is also an Affinity Photo workbook available, which will help guide you through the editing step by step. 

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An Amazon voucher

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Still unsure what to get your photography enthusiast? Why not get them an Amazon gift voucher, so that they can pick their own present? Amazon has a wealth of photography kit and accessories, as well as a whole lot more, for sale. Gift vouchers are available in any amount, from £1 to £100. 

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Save money on your Nikon Xmas purchases

Nikon Instant savings

If you want to buy Nikon kit for yourself or a loved one this year, make sure you check out their Instant savings offers - you can save up to £360 on your purchase. See the Nikon website for more details. 

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Receive ZEISS Cashback on selected lens purchases

Zeiss cashback

Until 19 January 2020, ZEISS is running a Winter Cashback Promotion on selected ZEISS lenses from the Batis, Loxia, Milvus and Touit ranges. To learn more about saving up to £360 on selected lenses, visit the ZEISS website

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